I have seen some weird pitching motions and some that are questionable, but this one is by far one of the craziest I have ever seen. If you have ever seen Jordan Walden pitch, this guy is similar, but even crazier. Capps literally jumps at the batter and then delivers the pitch where the grass and dirt meet on the pitchers mound. MLB right now is saying this is legal, but in my opinion it shouldn't be because he is jumping at the batter and getting a full foot closer to the hitter, which is going to add about 5 MPH to his fastball. When he was in the Minor leagues he threw a pitch like that and an umpire called an illegal pitch since he wasn't engaged with the rubber. But in the rule book it doesn't say he a pitcher has to be engaged with the rubber when he delivers a pitch. So in the rules, this is a legal pitch. But it really shouldn't be, since he is jumping at, getting even closer to the hitters, giving them less time to react; and pitchers now and days throw harder so they already have less time to react. Now I know what most people are saying, "if he can't pitch like this, then Jordan Walden shouldn't be able to pitch like he does, but with his motion he doesn't take a hop and then throw it. As you see in the photo below Walden is still engaged with the rubber before he delivers the pitch so this is legal and Capps shouldn't be.
By Nicklaus Guajardo